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Zaza Hlalethwa

Zaza Hlalethwa

    Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
    Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
    Design company Dokter and Misses, which makes items such as cabinets and tables decorated with Kassena motifs, has moved three blocks in Braamfontein to 99 Juta Street....
    ​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
    ​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
    ‘Can I just call it a space? Perhaps it’s a mixture of a gallery, a studio and a project space. I don’t know the actual answer to this...
    Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
    Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
    Denise Bertschi’s art makes use of photography and video installations based on historic and contemporary research of political events.
    Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
    Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
    I have a friend who makes a point of telling us when she visits Fordsburg in Johannesburg. She says the suburb tastes like home, like Durban.I...
    In praise of cultural exchange
    In praise of cultural exchange
    This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the South African liaison office for Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council. This anniversary coincides...
    Proudly fatty boom boom
    Proudly fatty boom boom
    On some days, they’re called fat. On others they are referred to as curvy, stout, thick, biggish, chubby, sdudla, plump, chunky or heavy. At...
    The other side of the cell
    The other side of the cell
    There are so many stories about women who were detained for their fight for freedom from apartheid. These include the likes of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Fatima Meer and Ruth First....
    BCM women led from the front
    BCM women led from the front
    In the early 1960s, the apartheid government banned the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress. Many of their leaders and cadres took the decision...
    ​Rise of the shebeen queens
    ​Rise of the shebeen queens
    “My mother accepted her life, and I suppose, so did the other shebeen queens; they chose this life and accommodated the hazards. My mother...
    ​The divinity in the everyday
    ​The divinity in the everyday
    Mmabatho Montsho’s exhibition at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill, is titled Manyano, an isiXhosa noun of the verb ukumanya,...
    The Transwerke transformation
    The Transwerke transformation
    From afar, the rectangular windows that line the five floors of Johannesburg’s Transwerke Building look as though they are covered by slightly...
    Nomvo 'Poqokazi' Booi, a mother of the struggle
    Nomvo 'Poqokazi' Booi, a mother of the struggle
    Mam’Nomvo “Poqokazi” Booi was the first woman to be imprisoned for matters linked to the armed struggle against apartheid. That was in 1962...